Juan Manuel Torres Fernández

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BACKGROUND Exposure to xenoestrogens during pregnancy may disturb the development and function of male sexual organs. OBJECTIVE In this study we aimed to determine whether the combined effect of environmental estrogens measured as total effective xenoestrogen burden (TEXB) is a risk factor for male urogenital malformations. METHODS In a case-control(More)
BACKGROUND Data from epidemiological genetic studies suggest that variability in personality traits is explained, at least partly, by genetic factors. Recently, a growing number of molecular genetic studies have suggested the involvement of the serotonin system in specific traits. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between three serotonergic(More)
INTRODUCTION An initial Phase III clinical trial has evaluated the efficacy and safety of biosimilar recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH; Omnitrope(®), Sandoz) in Spanish children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD). At the end of the study, those patients still growing were offered to remain on treatment (as in usual clinical practice), and continued(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the association between three polymorphisms of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) gene complex and schizophrenia. We genotyped 228 outpatients with schizophrenia (DSM-IV criteria) and 419 unrelated healthy controls. The following polymorphisms were analyzed: IL-1alpha -889 C/T, IL-1beta +3953 C/T, and IL-1RA (86 bp)n. No(More)
Vertebral osteonecrosis (ON) is a rare, underdiagnosed disease, also called pseudarthrosis due to ischemia following a compression fracture (CF). The main features include the air-occupied intravertebral cleft visualized as a radiolucent shade of linear or semilunar X-ray, namely an intravertebral vacuum cleft (IVC) sign. Usually, this phenomenon shows low(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between three serotonergic polymorphisms (A-1438G [rs6311] of the HTR2A gene, STin2 VNTR and 5-HTTLPR of the SLC6A4 gene) and the severity of panic and depression symptomatology among mental health outpatients with diagnosis of panic disorder (PD). METHODS 92 unrelated PD outpatients (DSM-IV criteria) from a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate (i) the association between four serotonergic polymorphisms (A-1438G and T102C of the 5-HT2A receptor gene, and 5-HTT VNTR and 5-HTTLPR of the 5-HT transporter gene) and schizophrenia and (ii) the potential interaction of those polymorphisms in the development of schizophrenia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 227 outpatients with(More)
BACKGROUND To date, research examining the relationship between serotonergic genes and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has yielded conflicting results. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between four serotonergic polymorphisms (STin2 VNTR and 5-HTTLPR of the SLC6A4 gene, and A-1438G (rs6311) and T102C (rs6313) of the HTR2A gene)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between dopaminergic polymorphisms [DRD2 -141C Ins/Del, DRD3 Ser9Gly, and SLC6A3 VNTR] and schizophrenia. METHODS Two hundred and eighty-eight outpatients with schizophrenia (DSM-IV criteria) [mean age (SD)=36.4 (12.4), 60.1% males] and 421 unrelated healthy controls [mean age (SD)=40.6 (11.3), 51.3% males] from a(More)
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